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Dave Merritt, father of 25-year-old Jack, said his son would be "livid" at "his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything fighting against".
"What Jack would want from this is for all of us to walk through the door he has booted down, in his black Doc Martens," Mr Merritt wrote in a memorial piece for The Guardian.
"That door opens up a world where we do not lock up and throw away the key.
"Where we do not give indeterminate sentences, or convict people on joint enterprise.
"Where we do not slash prison budgets, and where we focus on rehabilitation not revenge.
"Where we do not consistently undermine our public services, the lifeline of our nation.
"Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that."
Yesterday, Mr Merritt tweeted a plea in response to newspapers reporting that the prime minister was pledging a "blitz on freed jihads". "Don't use my son's death, and his and his colleague's photos - to promote your vile propaganda," he wrote. "Jack stood against everything you stand for - hatred, division, ignorance."
originally posted by: CX
originally posted by: Veryolduser
I hate to say this but if that was his sons views than nothing of value was lost!
Apart from his son of course....do you have kids?
originally posted by: ChefFox
a reply to: Veryolduser
Well that was not nice of that adopted daughter what she did on her social media posting because things can easily make blow backs on them as well.
You first are then adopted into the family with privilege and then such person mock other people were simply being agaisnt illegal immigration?
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
A veiled attack? Not veiled at all and not an attack.
Johnson is using the dead man as a martyr for Johnson's cause and the father of the dead man says, ''hold it right there buddy''. You don't get to use my sons death as a tool in your box of political weapons''.
I say good on the father.
Meanwhile they throw you people in jail for longer periods of time over Facebook post and make you show ID to buy butter knifes.
I have never been asked to show ID to by a butter knife.